Santa Claus: Benefactor or Burglar?

Dec 16, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Is Santa committing a crime for entering homes uninvited and consuming the edibles therein?

The legal barriers to the technology of the 2015 of “Back to the Future”

Oct 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If it’s any consolation for our own 2015’s lack of hoverboards and Mr. Fusions, there are a host of legal problems that would arise with a number of the developments depicted in Back to the Future’s 2015.

Legal Implications of a “Walking Dead”-like Zombie Apocalypse

Oct 9, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Under our current legal system, a zombie likely wouldn’t be classified as being “dead” or “undead” at all, raising a host of potential legal complications.

What legal rights would intelligent extraterrestrials have?

Aug 21, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If humanity encountered intelligent extraterrestrial life, what legal rights would these aliens have?

Why Frozen makes no sense from a legal perspective

Aug 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yes, it’s a children’s movie, but that doesn’t necessarily excuse the legal nonsense in the plot.

Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?

Jun 18, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

If you’re an attorney and watch Game of Thrones, the thought may have crossed your mind more than once, “Who has the strongest legal claim to the Iron Throne?”

How can the Fifty Shades contract be enforced?

Jul 31, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The previous post about the Fifty Shades of Grey contract concluded it is valid and legally enforceable. But which provisions are enforceable?

Is the Fifty Shades contract legally enforceable?

Jul 24, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” uses a contract as a literary device to define Grey’s expectations for an intimate relationship. But is that contract legally enforceable?

Do not open ’til April Fool’s Day

Mar 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Editor’s note: In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Westlaw Insider presents these short satire news stories. They are intended to be humorous and not to be taken as reports on reality in any sense.

The strange cases of St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 16, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

With all of the drinking involved with St. Patrick’s Day, there are bound to be some strange legal cases because of it. Alcohol only accounts for part of the weirdness, though.

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